Nogales residents invited to ADOT open house about SR 189, I-19 project

Work on Mariposa Road scheduled to last 18 months

Nogales residents invited to ADOT open house about SR 189, I-19 project
Artist's rendition of how planned flyover ramps at I-19/SR 189 interchange will look. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

NOGALES, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Department of Transportation is giving people an opportunity to learn about a major road construction project in Nogales.

An open house about scheduled work on State Route 189 will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, at Nogales High School, 1905 N. Apache Boulevard. The project team will make a short presentation and then be available to provide information.

The $134 million project is scheduled to begin in March and last 18 months. It will include flyover ramps connecting SR 189 and I-19, an overpass at Frank Reed Road and a roundabout at Target Ranch Road.

The aim of the project is to improve international commerce by creating a smoother connection to and from I-19, reduce congestion on SR 189 (Mariposa Road) and increase safety for drivers and pedestrians in the area near Nogales High School.

The work is funded in part by a $25 million investment by the Arizona Legislature and a $25 million federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant.

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